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Press freedom: Worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings
Press freedom: Worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings
On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government in South Africa banned The World, the Weekend World and arrested the newspapers’ editor Percy...
Press freedom: Much to celebrate, but the journey is far from over
Press freedom: Much to celebrate, but the journey is far from over
As messages fly off our computers and cellphones by the hundreds of thousands every day, leading us to believe we live in a sophisticated world, let...
Journalists in Africa: Unite against tyranny
Journalists in Africa: Unite against tyranny
Seyoum, my brother. I have been meaning to write to your president, Isaias Afwerki. He has kept you incarcerated for the past 14 and a half years,...
Botswana intelligence detain journalist after corruption stories
Botswana intelligence detain journalist after corruption stories
Botswana’s intelligence agency, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS), has arrested a freelance journalist in what appears...
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
The letter from Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, through her spokesperson (
Kenyan journalists 'under siege' - rights group
Kenyan journalists 'under siege' - rights group
Kenya's government is undermining press freedom in what a media rights group said Wednesday is a "deteriorating climate" in the country.
Zille: Removing the fig leaf exposes a media myth
Zille: Removing the fig leaf exposes a media myth
I am grateful that the conversation about threats to press freedom has featured so prominently in the news recently, because it is something I...
Jailed Swazi critic put in solitary confinement
Jailed Swazi critic put in solitary confinement
Supporters of a jailed critic of the Swaziland government say he has been put in solitary confinement.
Helen Zille has assaulted press freedom
Helen Zille has assaulted press freedom
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille used to be able to get her own way with some Cape Times editorial staff. She sulked when she couldn't...
Pierce Lesotho's fog with facts
Pierce Lesotho's fog with facts
For African election watchers, 2015 is proving to be a showcase year. Already, Nigeria's elections have been postponed amid widespread controversy,...
From the ashes of democracy, tyranny rises
From the ashes of democracy, tyranny rises
After an explosive scandal regarding a president spending millions to renovate his mansion, the once popular leader is feeling the heat and is now...

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